Lewis County Soccer Club, while gathered at Lomax Church of Christ Christian Service Center for their annual banquet, was honored with a surprise visit from Cuba.
During the season, coach Erik Pfaff, an active United States Army Reserve soldier, was deployed to Cuba, leaving his wife, Adrianne Pfaff, to take on the responsibility of the team.
As awards were presented to Coach Pfaff’s U18 team, Mrs. Pfaff and children were treated to a skype call from Erik Pfaff who congratulated the team’s efforts throughout the season.
An additional surprise, planned by organizer Bert Spann, was a proclamation that declared May 4th as Erik and Adrianne Pfaff Day in Hohenwald, Lewis County. Acknowledging their years of dedication to national and local service, the proclamation read as follows:
PROCLAMATION honoring Eric and Adrianne Pfaff for their Sacrificial Service to the Citizens of the United States of America, and in particular, Lewis County, Tennessee.
WHEREAS, Jesus taught in John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”; and
WHEREAS, Captain Erik Pfaff is currently serving in the United States Army Reserves and is on deployment in Cuba, securing the freedoms that all Americans are afforded; and
WHEREAS, Adrianne Pfaff is picking up the responsibilities of a wife of a soldier on deployment, parenting with grace, serving on the Lewis County Soccer Club Board of Trustees, coaching the U18 Soccer Team, and in general spreading the character and attitude desirable for Lewis County citizens; and
WHEREAS, Erik and Adrianne Pfaff represent the quality men and women who stand as patriots for our citizens, prove to be the hope of our aging citizens, the role model for our next generation, and personify the spirit of service and love;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the legislative body of Lewis County meeting in regular session this 4th day of May, 2019, that we honor Lewis County citizens Erik and Adrianne Pfaff for their years of dedication to national and local service which benefit the citizens of Lewis County. Signed this 4th day of May, in the year 2019.
Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner and City Mayor Danny McKnight.